Your feet are at risk when you have diabetes. This condition can cause damage to the nerves in your feet, blood circulation and infection. Having diabetes can increase your risk of foot ulcers and amputations. This damage is more likely if you have diabetes for a long time, your blood glucose levels have been too high for an extended period, you are inactive and you smoke. Smoking causes a reduced blood flow to your feet and therefore wounds heal slowly. Your feet should be checked daily. At Pacific Podiatry we offer full diabetic foot treatment assessments using Doppler and provide your GP with a detailed report.